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Hi @eleman,

Here is a very a simple time tracker using the portable Multi Task Tool!

Let me know if this is what you want and I will share the script code!

Thanks a lot for the time and effort you put into it. It looks really straightforward. I found what I was looking for, in procrastitracker though.

Anyway, I downloaded the multitasktool to fiddle with. It looks more capable for certain tasks, when compared with autohotkey.


Thanks for the suggestion. It looked more stable than the solution I originally found.

I used ProcrastiTracker:

This is exactly what I had in mind. It is tiny and does the job without using so much ram and disk space.

I'd rather have the app track my time automatically. I'm likely to forget pressing the timer button.

I found an application called ActivityWatch. It is still overkill but it is the simplest yet automatic time tracker I was able to find.

I hate creeping featuritis. I really do.

Anyway, if you know about something even simpler, any advice will be appreciated.

I'm looking for a simple time tracker for windows. All I'm asking for is something to let me know how much time I spent in a software I'll specify (it will be Trados translation software). By looking at that figure I'll be able to assess how badly I procrastinated during the day.

I checked a few time tracker applications, but most are really huge behemoths, some weighing 60+ MB for an installer. They are titanic-scale tools when all I need is a small rubber boat. I don't want to issue invoices. I don't want to use it as a team. I don't want to print reports for the past 5 years... All I want is to see how many hours I spent on Trados since I woke up in the morning.

I even thought about programming something in autohotkey but couldn't think of an algorithm to do so.

Have you seen any such tiny and crude time tracker?

I guess the subject is self-explanatory.

Site/Forum Features / Re: Discussion of ignore feature
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:52 AM »
I'd think that you should ask a generic question in Site/Forum Features, rather than singling someone out in this way.  Not very much in the spirit of DC, I don't think.

You're right. It wasn't my best behavior. I am sorry.

Site/Forum Features / Re: Discussion of ignore feature
« on: June 12, 2017, 09:15 AM »
Is there a way to not be notified about some specific user's posts?

Living Room / Re: Malware/Antivirus Deceptions
« on: June 06, 2017, 11:34 PM »
But they wouldn't do that, right?

Of course they wouldn't.

BTW, I have this great piece of real estate, and I have this little cash-flow problem, so I'm willing to impart the property at a fraction of its real value. Would you be interested? Of course you would, what am I wondering about? It's really a steal at this price point. Just sign here will you?

Perhaps if he had simply refused to provide any password at all, citing the 5th amendmentw, the judge would not have held him in contempt of court.

Yeah, right. As if constitution means anything anymore...


This morning I can't deleted an exe file.

Do you know tools to delete or kill any process without reinitiating ?

Ask google about "unlocker". It's an application to delete locked files, and offers the option to delete on reboot.

Apparently the "unlocker" I have been using is discontinued, but is still available on many sites. There is also this new one called IObit unlocker ( but that one I did not try.

Site/Forum Features / Re: Discussion of ignore feature
« on: May 14, 2017, 01:29 PM »
Is this a new trick to get better pagerank on google or something?

If yes, I submit the proposal for the deletion of the whole thread.

Site/Forum Features / Discussion of ignore feature
« on: May 12, 2017, 04:32 AM »


Thank you for your message.

I now spent quite a while reading these posts only to find out that everyone there says my objective could not be achieved.

Would it not have been much more productive to say: "It can't be done" than to make your readers go through all those lengthy posts in the hope of finding a solution to the problem raised in this thread?

Or: If you did find a solution and I overlooked it, maybe just simply post it here how to do it?

Let me apologize on behalf of all the long-posters.
To prove our sincerity, from now on I'll be there whenever you type an url in the address bar, and duly press the alt button, so that you can always open the url in a new tab, by just pressing enter.
While I'm there, would you like some coffee or some snacks to go with the service?
Also let me apologize once again, for this answer took 4 sentences, one of which was too long.

Living Room / Re: Windows S and Surface Laptop
« on: May 04, 2017, 02:03 AM »
[sarcasm]Offering the choice of browsers between Edge, Edge, and of course, the Edge, I can already see what a huge success it will be.[/sarcasm]

General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a new browser
« on: April 05, 2017, 10:13 AM »
My piece of advice on the matter is to use firefox ESR for a year, and then to move on to Opera.

General Software Discussion / Re: Download manager
« on: March 11, 2017, 01:01 PM »
Which is dead.
Again, exaggerating does not help.

General Software Discussion / Re: Download manager
« on: February 21, 2017, 09:50 AM »
Firefox 57 won't support XUL anymore.
Why would anyone use a Firefox version other than ESR is beyond me.

Firefox 52 based ESR will be around for a long while.

General Software Discussion / Re: Download manager
« on: February 21, 2017, 09:27 AM »
DownThemAll will be gone soon, sadly. Thank you, Mozilla.

But why? Care to elaborate?

Living Room / Re: The end of replaceable batteries in smartphones
« on: January 24, 2017, 08:05 AM »
Guaranteed purchase once every two years. Clever...

General Software Discussion / Re: Download manager
« on: January 19, 2017, 11:42 PM »
+1 for the FireFox plugin 'DownThemAll'

Use a browser which does not introduce changes every six weeks, and you'll have more time for non-virtual aspects of your life.

I'll deal with the unsigned add-on clusterjoy around the time of Firefox 53. Not sooner.

Living Room / Re: better battery life out of a laptop
« on: July 18, 2016, 09:45 AM »
Do we have a way of checking if the disk has spinned down or not? It is so silent that I can't discern spin-up/down.

Living Room / Re: recommendations for a free web host
« on: July 16, 2016, 05:33 AM »
I use zoho for small scale free web hosting and e-mail needs. It's similar to google apps.

so what exactly does zoho provide?  i had a look at their site, but it doesn't look like they actually do the hosting part :huh:

They have templates you can choose from, and you can then customize.

They also offer gmail-like mail services for the domain (as well as a whole gamut of other services).

Living Room / Re: recommendations for a free web host
« on: July 16, 2016, 02:58 AM »
I use zoho for small scale free web hosting and e-mail needs. It's similar to google apps.

Living Room / Re: better battery life out of a laptop
« on: July 16, 2016, 02:09 AM »
Wow, I added 30% to the battery life, without a single hardware change...

Just changed the background of the translation software (which I run full screen) from white-grey to black-blackish. Now the battery lasts roughly 4 hours instead of the previous 3.

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